Deuteronomy 22:5

“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

¶ The woman shall not weare that which pertaineth vnto a man, neither shall a man put on a womans garment: for all that doe so, are abomination vnto the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not right for a woman to be dressed in man's clothing, or for a man to put on a woman's robe: whoever does such things is disgusting to the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

There shall not be a man's apparel on a woman, neither shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever doeth so is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.
- Darby Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD thy God.
- Webster's Bible

A woman shall not wear men's clothing, neither shall a man put on women's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God.
- World English Bible

`The habiliments of a man are not on a woman, nor doth a man put on the garment of a woman, for the abomination of Jehovah thy God [is] any one doing these.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 22:5


22:5 Shall not wear - Namely, ordinarily or unnecessarily, for in some cases this may be lawful, as to make an escape for one's life. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 22

  • Irene123
    To Ellen Thiede on Deut. 22:5 - an 'abomination' to God is a permanent MORAL law; an abomination does not become obsolete, i.e. The Ten Commandments. The Levitical laws were ceremonial and were for the O.T. dispensation only. Th4se were not carried over into the N.T. God made man and woman; He didn't make man and a 'variable'. :and with God is no variableness of turning."
  • Bible Reader
    DEUTERONOMY 22:5 is a commandment from God not a conviction for a woman not too wear pants and likewise a man not too wear women's apparrel.
    2ND Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
    HEBREWS 12:4 Follow peace with all men, and holiness,without which no man shall see the Lord.
  • Michael C.
    The Law was given as a Schoolmaster, to bring us to Christ. If the Spirit of the LORD be truly in our hearts, then we will never have any controversy with the good and clean and normal; as God made it! The wearing of garments pertaining to the other gender, is abomination to God; just as if one thinks liberty means, freedom from rule. The two different genders compliment each other to God's glory.
  • Ellen Thiede
    It really is hard to tell. In some aspects I think that this is referring mainly to gays. Honestly, though, people... Christians can only live by their convictions. That's why we're Christians in the first place is because of our conviction of God. If we are truly serving, loving and honoring God, he will convict us in those areas he needs to. There are many women serving God who wear pants.
  • Peniel Ojoba
    Jesus Christ didn't abolish anything about the law but his death impacted on all believer the grace to live above the law. For instance, no spirit filled believer can go after his neighbor's wife 'cos the Holy Spirit is there to guide him or her.
  • Lu2677
    Jesus Christ gave us the New Covenant, yes, some things were changed. Amen

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